This week in climate change, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz made news.

On the campaign trail, Cruz, who cruised to victory in the Wisconsin primary, labeled the debate over climate change too political.

“One of the problems in the global warming debate,” he said. “Is far too much… is driven by politics and political agendas rather than by the actual science.”

Prior to the primary, Trump campaigned in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he addressed climate change at a rally.

“We have problems, okay. We have big problems,” Trump said. “We may have a global warming problem, but it will be of the nuclear variety if we don’t have smart people in office and soon. And soon. Global warming is not our biggest problem, folks. Believe me.”

Trump went on to criticize the language used to describe the issue.

“Do you ever notice they have global warming, they have extreme weather? They have named it so many different times, now I hear they call it extreme weather a little bit more. But they have changed the name so often, right, so often. They just weren’t working. The names. And forget that. We have a problem, and the problem is nuclear, and we have to be very careful.”

Both candidates then flocked to New York, which holds its primary in 11 days.


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